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Be a fundraising superhero and help people do more than survive – help them really live.
Being a superhero doesn’t always mean having superpowers – just ask Batman! Often with the right set of tools, determination and support, anybody can be a superhero – including you!
Whether you’re baking up a storm, being the host with the most or testing your fitness limits, when you take part in a Do Your Own Thing challenge with Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, you’re in charge of your fundraising destiny.
Your fundraising efforts can fight against loneliness, stop fear in its tracks and ensure that people who suffer from chest, heart and stroke conditions can live their best lives.
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Are you ready to take the leap? We’ve created a fundraising guide to help you each step along the way
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The great thing about creating your own challenge is that you can use your own interests and talents to raise money and have fun, whether you’re flying solo or roping in friends and family as a team.
Are you a star baker? Or more of a soggy bottom type?
Whip up your loved ones or colleagues to get together and have your very own bake-off competition.
Follow this easy recipe for success
Create your Justgiving page
Get your best party pals together and have a night to remember to raise money for Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland. Go dressed as your favourite pop stars, create some night-out games or even host a quiz night at your favourite local pub.
Decide on an entry fee, ask people to donate on the night and know that whatever you get up to that night, the money raised will make a huge difference to the lives of people who need our support.
Or, if you’re a fan of a night in rather than a night out, invite your pals round for a superhero sleepover. Themed food and drinks, a fab party playlist or even some pamper time will all make it a night to remember!
Are you a cut above the rest? Will you brave the shave so that people with chest, heart and stroke conditions can continue to get the vital support they need?
Your luscious locks could mean a lifeline to someone who is anxious and scared about living with their condition. With this hair-raising challenge you can provide someone with comfort and support during their toughest days.
Be the hero Scotland needs right now and start planning to Brave The Shave today!
As well as sharing your fundraising page with all your friends and family, don’t forget to share your pre and post shave pictures! We’d love to see them and hear about why you’re supporting Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland.
Chocolate? More like choco-not!
Wine? Not this time!
Crisps? Packet in!
Stop swearing and shut the cuss up!
Whatever your guilty pleasure is, give it up for one month and every penny that you raise through sponsorships or even just saving money will go towards providing vital support to vulnerable people across Scotland.
Or why not give up your daily hot drinks and donate the cost to us?
We can’t espresso our gratitude enough to those who choose to give up the cost of their daily, weekly or even monthly hot drinks to instead donate the costs to us. The price of a single takeaway hot drink can make a latte difference to Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland!
Not feeling fine about your willpower?
Set yourself a penalty charge for any slip-ups throughout the month to make sure you stick to the rules!
Are you the best golfer you know by par? Do your friends just green and bear it?
Challenge yourself and your golf buddies to a golf-a-thon and see how much you can putt into one day.
Not sure you have the balls for that?
Host a fundraising day at your golf club and challenge your strongest competitor to a golf match. Get others involved by creating fun rules to keep the game alive!
Supporting us will never be a hit, swing and a miss for you. Every penny raised goes towards supporting the lives of vulnerable people in Scotland.
… Or skip, jog, dance, row! Whichever exercise you would like to challenge yourself with, set a challenge (for example: 10,000 steps a day, every day for a month) and ask your loved ones to sponsor you!
Set yourself an epic solo challenge, or get family and friends involved to make it even more fun. You could even get competitive and see who can run the farthest, dance the longest or row the quickest!
Whichever you choose to do, the moves you make and the money you raise will help us to support people in Scotland who are struggling with loneliness, fear and vulnerability.
Big on holidays? Always looking to join in on the fun as much as possible?
Do a seasonal challenge and raise money for Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland and help the lives of people across Scotland struggling to cope as they return home from hospital.
Whether you’re doing a jolly run with Santa Dash, creeping it real with a fundraising Halloween party, or addressing the haggis with your very own Burns Supper, there’s a lot of fun to be had!
There are so many ways you can celebrate holidays if you’re going solo or making a night of it as a group – just remember to set up a fundraising page!
Have a wheel of a time with your very own Tour De Scotland.
Whether you do this at home, in your local area or throughout some of Scotland’s stunning scenery is up to you. Regardless of whether you ride an exercise bike or mountain bike, we won’t tyre of hearing about your homegrown adventure!
Your imagination is the only limit to your route so pick a distance to suit your fitness and the time you want to take part. This could mean taking on the equivalent of the Tour de Lauder from 50miles, all the way up to the Tour De France at 2,200 miles! (But you might want to share that one with some friends or complete it across a month….!)
Whichever challenge you choose to do, just know that when it rolls around, your efforts and donations will make a difference to vulnerable, lonely people across Scotland who are in need of support.
There’s loads of ways you can help raise money, so find the ways that work best for you.
Give with no extra cost by shopping through Amazon Smile and Give as you live.
Donate while decluttering your home through Virgin Money’s Declutter and Donate scheme.
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Set up a Facebook fundraiser.
Are you a superhero looking for a sidekick? We’d love to help. Got another idea that’s not listed here, or have any questions? Get in touch with your local fundraising team for any help on how to make your fundraising really fly.